Horton Creek is a country/bluegrass band formed out of Charlevoix County, which started as a one-gig get-together to fill a spot in a show. The gig went so well the group decided to give it a run. The band is high-energy bluegrass, has great musical talent, an engaging live show and has a rapidly growing following that appreciates their instrumental talents, tight harmonies and diverse musical roots. The website boasts “our hopes are high, the bass is low and of course the grass is blue.”
According to the press release from the Cheboygan Opera House, Horton Creek was formed in 2004 with the sole purpose of playing a single concert, but the group quickly realized that their chemistry and talent were too much to give up after just one show. The seven members of the band represent various backgrounds both musically and personally.
Originally playing traditional bluegrass and gospel music, Horton Creek’s many influences rapidly expanded their shows to include many different genres.
Traditional and progressive bluegrass, country western, and even new interpretations of rock and roll classics are all rendered with a roots music core. Their performing talents and dynamic show have resulted in a quickly growing number of bookings from feature concerts in sold out theaters, to playing for regional festivals such as Blissfest, to opening for such nationally known acts as Mountain Heart, Jessica Andrews, Bombshel, Trick Pony and Kellie Pickler.
Article Written on Feb 25, 2016 by Kirsten Guenther